Thought for the Week
Hope and future are two words that are used a lot.
But do we really know what they mean?
Do we have hope? Do we have a future?
These are very deep thoughts, and after all the events of the last few weeks it would be easy to answer ‘no’ to all of the above questions.
In the bible it says: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
It is hard to see a positive future with all the negativity that blinds us, but God has a plan and to fulfil that plan we need to have hope, to be positive and see the good things in every situation we come across.
We need to remember the dancing police officer at the Love Manchester concert and how members of our own local community drove down to Manchester to collect people and bring them home.
We need to remember all the food parcels, toys and clothing that has been donated to all the families affected by the fire in Grenfell Tower, and how after each of these recent atrocities normal people have fallen over themselves to help strangers.
I see hope in each action of love, each selfless act.
We have to remain hopeful in the true nature of humanity and we will have a future. Ross Murray Cambuslang and Rutherglen Christian Reachout Trust